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by sem / April 21, 2011 2:04 AM PDT

I want to change from Comodo Pro free to Online Armor Personal Firewall free. I'm planning on downloading Online Armor, then deleting Codmodo and installing Online Armor. My questions are:
Is this the right way to change?
If I uninstall Comodo from add/remove programs, will I need to clean up any files after?

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Be careful about your words.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 2:13 AM PDT
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First you wrote "delete" and later uninstall. The number of folk getting into trouble by deleting software by deleting folders and files is legendary. Always try the uninstall route and then reboot even if it doesn't ask you to.

Then it should be ready for the next title.
Bob

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I understand.....
by sem / April 21, 2011 2:43 AM PDT

Sorry about that - i didn't catch the wording I used. I plan on using Add/Remove to uninstall. Thanks for the fast response!

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And Just A Note About Uninstalling Firewalls
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 3:20 AM PDT
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Most uninstall better if you disable them before the uninstall.. Because they hook the operating system deeply, it's best to stop them from running so the uninstall can remove everything.

In addition, Comodo does provide a discussion about a removal tool should the standard uninstall not work as expected.. Here's the link:

http://forums.comodo.com/antivirus-help-cis/scanning-t55657.0.html;prev_next=prev

Hope this helps.

Grif

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